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C-9 Skytrain logistics aircraft

The C-9 fleet is located throughout the continental United States, Europe, and Asia. The Navy and Marine Corps C-9 aircraft provide cargo and passenger transportation as well as forward deployment logistics support. The Air Force C-9s are used for medical evacuation, passenger transportation, and special missions.
The C-9 is the military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 airliner. Modified with upper cargo doors, the C-9 provides unique logistics capabilities, particularly airlift personnel to and from training sites and the movement of naval personnel to support ship deployments. The C-9 can haul cargo, passengers or a combination of the two. Beginning in 2001, the C-40A aircraft began replacing the C-9 fleet.
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General Characteristics
Primary Function: Fleet logistics support; C-9A/C aeromedical evacuation, C-9B cargo transport.
Contractor: Boeing Aircraft Corporation (formerly the McDonnell Douglas Corporation).
Date Deployed: 1973
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A turbofan engines.
Length: 119 feet 3 inches (35.7 meters).
Height: 27 feet 5 inches (8.2 meters).
Wingspan: 93 feet 3 inches (27.9 meters).
Weight: Max. Gross, Take-off: 108,000 pounds (48,600 kilograms)
Airspeed: Range: 0.78 to 0.82 Mach (585 to 615 miles per hour, 940 to 990 kilometers per hour)
Ceiling: 37,000 feet (11,278 meters)
Range: 2,000+ miles (1,739 nautical miles or 3,200 km).
Crew: Pilot, co-pilot and crew chief, flight attendant and/or loadmaster added as required.
Load: 40 litter patients or four litters and 40 ambulatory patients or other combinations.
Last Update: 10 April 2017
Photo: A C-9B Skytrain II flies over the Pacific Ocean